Officials from California based public charity The Get-Well Gamers Foundation have announced that it has received a donation of $5,600 in cash and inventory donations from the first annual Contribute to Society drive from hardcore online gaming community NeoGAF.
The foundation is dedicated to bringing electronic entertainment to children in healthcare facilities, with the NeoGAF funding drive conducted over the past several months from October 15th through to December 8th.
"The Contribute to Society charity drive began with the idea of using an event we had earlier in the year, involving a high profile forum member asking someone what his contribution to society was, and channeling some of its exposure into a good cause,” said NeoGAF Owner, Tyler Malka – in a wry reference to an infamous incident involving Xbox marketing boss Jeff Bell.
“Jason Kwong, one of our senior staff and Contribute to Society organizer, had seen Ryan Sharpe and Get-Well Gamers in action previously and having been impressed he suggested that we team up for a donation drive. We're proud to support Get-Well Gamers in their endeavor to bring games to hospitalized children,” added Malka.
"It was a great pleasure to work with Tyler and the NeoGAF community,” said Get-Well Gamers President Ryan Sharpe. “Their generosity will enable the foundation to greatly expand its network as we move into 2008 and we are honored to have been chosen as the inaugural charity in the Contribute to Society series.”
The Get-Well Gamers Foundation accepts console games and equipment as well as handheld systems and the games supported by these platforms. Tax deductible donations and recommendation for a treatment facility can be made at the foundation’s official website